PHOENIX (AP) -A difficult loss proved even more costly for the
broke his left wrist trying to tag
during the sixth inning of the
' 11-4 win Saturday night and could miss the rest of the season.
said Hudson will be re-evaluated on Sunday and a decision will be made about whether he needs surgery.
''If he has the surgery he's out the rest of the year,'' Melvin said. ''If he doesn't, there's still a chance he could be
out the rest of the year. It's a blow.''
Hudson tore ligaments in the same wrist last September and missed the Diamondbacks' final 21 regular-season games and the
''We all feel for him,'' Melvin said. ''He's a guy who goes out there every day, gives you 100 percent every day and is one
of the leaders of this team emotionally and on the field. It's very disappointing for him and us.''
Hudson was attempting to tag out
on a wild play in the middle of the Braves' seven-run sixth inning.
''He went for the ball and didn't see me and his hand went into my stomach,'' McCann said. ''You could tell right away something
McCann hit his team-leading 21st home run and drove in four runs, two coming in the sixth inning, moments before Hudson's
was 3-for-5 with a double and
allowed seven hits over six innings for the Braves, who have won four of their last five including the first three of four
games in Arizona.
Jurrjens (11-7) allowed four runs - three earned - with two walks and six strikeouts to snap a personal two-game losing streak.
went 2-for-5 with a double and a triple for the Diamondbacks, who have dropped four straight, their worst streak in two months.
The Diamondbacks took a 3-2 lead with a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth. But everything unraveled in the sixth when
Atlanta scored seven runs on five hits, a walk, a hit batter and three errors.
reached safely on an infield single against
hit a double just inside the first-base bag and into right field to score two and put Atlanta back ahead 4-3.
Haren (12-6) also surrendered a bloop single to Jurrjens before he was pulled in favor of reliever
. Cruz walked
in the forearm with the bases loaded, scoring Johnson to make it 5-3.
Cruz struck out
before McCann hit a two-run single off
' glove and into left field. Reynolds threw wildly back to
at the third-base bag as Escobar slid in from second for an error, and McCann took off for second. Cruz fielded Reynolds'
throw home and then threw wildly to second trying to stop McCann from advancing, leading to Hudson's injury and allowing Escobar
to score to make it 8-3.
Atlanta wasn't finished. Cruz made his second error of the inning, throwing the ball into foul territory in left as McCann
stole third and trotted home for a 9-3 Braves lead.
Haren went 5 2-3 innings, his shortest outing since April 23, and allowed five runs and a season-worst ten hits with three
walks and five strikeouts.
''I made a mistake in the first that put us in a hole and then battled the entire night,'' Haren said. ''I caught a couple
of tough breaks there in the sixth and couldn't hold the lead.''
McCann's first-inning homer gave Atlanta a 2-0 lead four batters into the game. The Diamondbacks answered with one in the
fourth and two in the fifth on RBI grounders by
''He's one of the best pitchers in the game,'' McCann said of Haren. ''Anytime you can get to them early, that's how you beat
added an RBI single in the sixth for Arizona and the Braves scored two runs, one earned, off
in the eighth.
Notes: The Diamondbacks lost a season-high five games May 26 through 30 against Atlanta, San Francisco and Washington. ...
McCann's home run was his first since hitting two July 25 at Philadelphia, also with Jurrjens on the mound. ... Haren's streak
of 24 1-3 innings without issuing a walk ended when Blanco walked on eight pitches to begin the game. ... Haren had not allowed
more than nine hits in a game since giving up 10 in eight innings September 17 against Seattle while pitching for Oakland.